Ordering for carryout?

We’re perfect for dinner at home, on a picnic, to a party, tailgate, office lunch, or any other great eating out experience you can think of! We offer online ordering only for carryout and delivery orders.

The World Famous Chicken You Remember

We are proud to be honored as the first U.S. restaurant to win a James Beard Award for Excellence in the “Home Style” category! It may surprise you that Stroud’s is the only Kansas City restaurant to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation.

In 1937, Stroud’s was known for it’s BBQ and beer after the end of Prohibition. You could enjoy 15 cent ribs and a Dick’s Beer for a nickel. Those were the days.

In the early 1940s, beef and pork were being rationed because of WWII. Stroud’s turned from a BBQ joint to the now famous “home of pan-fried chicken.”

In the 1970s, Stroud’s was gaining national attention. When celebrities were in town, they stopped at Stroud’s…and they still do today!

So what is Stroud’s Express & Catering?

Stroud’s Express & Catering offers an express-style dining room, carryout, and delivery. Walk-in and order at the counter, and we’ll bring your food to the table! We’re also perfect for dinner at home, on a picnic, to a party, tailgate, office lunch, or any other great eating out experience you can think of- order online for pick up or delivery! Thank you for giving us a try, we can’t wait to serve you our world-famous fried chicken and fixin’ recipes, and irresistible cinnamon rolls! Have a large group and want the home-cookin’ experts to come to you? Stroud’s Caters full-service and express drop-off catering orders! Visit www.stroudscatering.com to start your order today!

Reserve the Entire Space!

Want to host your next Stroud’s-style party? Reserve the entire express-style dining room for your next family reunion, rehearsal dinner, business dinner, class reunion, sports banquet and more! Full-bar, capacities from 15-100+, no space rental if food and beverage minimums are met, and an amazing sales team to help you through the booking process! Contact us today! 

Box Specials to Feed Your Group

Family Combo Box $69.95

The combo box feeds 4-5 people and includes 12 pieces (2 breasts,2 wings,4 legs and 4 thighs) of delicious pan-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and our famous cinnamon rolls. Sorry, no substitutions.

Family Chicken Bites $39.95

Get our famous chicken bites in a meal for the family! Served with mashed potatoes and gravy, Stroud’s green beans and cinnamon rolls. Choose all Spicy Hot Chicken Bites, plain Chicken Bites or half spicy & half plain! Serves 4.

NEW! Team Box $179.99

Enough for the entire team! Includes a spicy hot chicken bite appetizer, 8 thighs, 12 legs, 12 tenders, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and our world-famous cinnamon rolls. Includes BBQ, ranch and honey mustard dipping sauces. Feeds 10-12 people.

NEW! Chicken Finger Party Pack $69.99

16 chicken tenders.  Your choice of traditional or Stroud's spicy hot with your choice of dipping sauce. Served with mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, cinnamon rolls and pasta salad. Feeds 4-5 people.

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Stroud’s chicken would be my last meal without a shadow of a doubt.

Simon Majumdar, Food Network’s “toughest critic”

K.C. stands for “Killer Chicken.”

Adam Richman, Man v. Food, Travel Channel

The best darn chicken I ever ate.

Hank Bauer, Professional Baseball Star

That’s like whole-body lickin’ good.

Adam Richman, Man v. Food, Travel Channel

All hail the chicken!!!! The BEST fried chicken in the USA!!!

Donald Alan Attebury

If you only have time for one meal while you are in Kansas City, forget BBQ. You need Stroud’s.

Jan Stephenson

Best home cooking restaurant anywhere! On my list every trip to Kansas City.

Michael Rodgers

Damn good yard bird !!!!

Jeremy White

No possible way you leave this place hungry or dissatisfied.

Jim Stuckey

Best fried chicken I've ever had. Sorry Mom.

Scott Fischer

One word: YUM!

Christi Tharp

Can't get any closer to a home cooked meal.

Derek Morris

The gold standard for pan fried chicken.

Jay Copeland

Come hungry and pace yourself. They know how to feed their customers.

Jason G.

The cinnamon rolls are to die for!

Lexi L.


Mon: Closed
Tue - Fri:  3pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 11am - 8pm

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